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guys. >> his name is alvin wong and he is happy because he can laugh at himself. >> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org good morning. sticker shock -- gas prices jump a whopping 29 cents in the past month alone, bringing the average close to $4 a gallon. and now many are questioning if the pain at the pump can slow down the nation's economic recovery. weather worries -- as the massive cleanup from the deadly tornadoes continues across the south this morning, there's a concern about a new set of storms brewing from the midwest. those storms can bring damaging winds and rain. we have the latest on where they are headed. and hot seat, after a "60 minutes" investigation exposes discrepancy in the book, "three cups of tea," the author comes forward to defend his work. we will tell you what he has to say and what his publisher is doing about it.
that's early this tuesday morning, april 19, 2011. good tuesday morning. nice to have you with us, i'm erica hill. >> and good morning, i'm chris wragge. as many of you get ready to drive to work or school, you know how expensive it is to get in that car these days. these gas prices are outrageous. >> you don't want to look when you fill up your car. that's where we begin this morning. we want to get you the latest on this situation. gas now $4 a gallon in many areas. it's rising at a cost of nearly a penny a day. the numbers will go up through the summer driving season. that, of course, impacts nearly everything you buy. elaine quijano has everything from where it all begins, though, at a gas station here in new york. good morning, elaine. good morning, erica. $4 a gallon is one of the psychological tipping points
where people feel like they need to cut back to pay their fuel expenses and that could slow down the nation's economic recovery. motorists are finding more pain at the pump as gas prices jumped another nickel in the past week. a gallon of regular now sells for a nationwide average of $3.84, up 29 cents in the last month and nearly $1 from a year ago. in six states and the district of columbia, the average price is already over $4. >> what is it coming to? going to be $5 soon? i mean, i can't afford it. >> thank you for calling aaa. >> reporter: triple a reports a 13% jump in calls for motorists who run out of gas. >> people are trying to extend the gas tank farther. they don't want to go back to the gas tank unless they have to. >> reporter: the latest spike comes just as the economy is beginning to show signs of life, but analysts say soaring gas prices could threaten to slow down the nation's recovery.
>> gasoline prices drive up food prices. they make more expensive businesses places like landscapers. a big crunch on food prices. >> reporter: higher gas prices have forced duane to cut back on necessities for his daughter. >> i used to be able to buy shoes, $25 pair of shoes or whatever. i can't afford to do that now. >> reporter: relief at the pump is still months away as analysts expect gas prices to remain high until the summer. now, with these prices, it's estimated that the average american per car will pay about $750 more for gas this year. erica? >> that is a big number. elaine quijano, thanks. joining us with more is rebecca jarvis. one of the things i wanted to clear up here is we see prices rise, but saudi said we're going to cut production because there's an oversupply of the market. japan is using less gas.
if all the gas is out there and there's too much, why do we pay more? >> there's inertia here. what's happened in the market since the turmoil broke out in egypt, we have seen the prices climb. you can thank geopolitics and the pressures facing the middle east as well as the african region where a small portion of our supply comes from but overall, investigators are concerned. they're concerned about the future. and, in particular, when saudi arabia, opec's biggest oil producer, when they cut production, that means in the future they re going to produce less. if we start consuming more or china starts to consume more, you have that issue because demand has gone up but supply has gone down. >> another reason we could see gas prices start to rice. >> absolutely. >> looking closer at investors and the markets here at home, the dow ended down 130 points yesterday. all three major indices were off more than 1%. a lot of this is on a downgrade for the united states.
translate that for us. what did it really mean? >> standard & poor's is a rating agency that looks at our health as a country. and they say the outlook for our financial health as a country is now negative. why do they say that? they believe we're running too high a deficit and politically speaking, there's not enough will to cut our spending and increase our taxes because that's really the only way -- those two things in concert with one another are the only two things we can do as a country in order to decrease that deficit and decrease the reliance on debt. >> it sounds like it could be a very bad thing for the united states. >> it could be a very bad thing. the issue -- talking about the outlook. if they actually downgrade our credit rating, which right now as the united states stands, it's the best -- the best of the best, the healthiest-looking country. if they downgrade it below triple a status, our mortgages get more expensive, the retirement accounts go down again. in addition to that, corporations can't borrow as
inexpensively as they can now, that leads to fewer jobs at a point in time when we need more and more of that. >> quite a ripple effect that you paint there. is there anything that the u.s. government can do to address those concerns to maybe do their best to keep that downgrade from happening? >> that's really the battle that's going to be taking place and has been unfolding before our eyes as far as the budget is concerned. at the end of the day here, we have to, as a country, find a way to attack these expenses and bring those down and also to increase the revenues because taxes is what we bring in in revenue. and overall we're just borrowing too much to sustain it. >> big wakeup call. thanks. >> thanks. erica, thank you. turning to politics in a 2012 republican race, donald trump is getting more of the headlines and sarah palin has a website suggesting she might be ready to run. jan crawford for us. good morning. with the race for president
starting to heat up, on the republican side, everyone is talking about possible candidates who aren't actually running, or at least not yet. after weeks of quiet, sarah palin comes to a political stage. at a political rally in madison, wisconsin. she came out swinging. >> we will fight for america. it starts here in madison, wisconsin. it starts here. it starts now. >> palin didn't clarify what exactly starts now, but with her popularity fading in recent polls, she seems to be saying, don't count me out. she launched a website on monday reigniting rumors of her presidential aspirations for 2012. >> madison, these are the front lines in the battle for the future of our country. >> whatever her plans, the latetivity palin buzz shows the republican field is we'd open and that people are sick of washington and establishment politicians.
that's one reason why a reality show candidate billionaire donald trump is skyrocketing in the polls. >> if i run and win, our country will be respected again. >> but analysts say the early unconventional favorites often fade away. >> until the primary process kicks in, there will be a chance for a novelty candidate to steal the spotlight until the real candidates come on stage. >> right now, the two leading republican candidates who signal they're running for president are former massachusetts governor mitt romney and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty both have formed exploratory committees. mississippi governor, haley barber, is expected to throw his hat in the ring later this month. without palin and trump, those contenders aren't getting much attention this early on in the game. unconventional candidates >> the question is, are these unconventional candidates serious? will voters stick with them? someone like you dated in high school, fun and exciting for a
while, but not really a person you want to settle down with and get married to. they're going to have to prove they're serious and that they're in it for the long haul. chris? when will we get a better idea of what sarah palin and donald trump plan on doing in the long-term? >> in the next few months we have the key debates, the campaign building in the middle of the summer. trump has said he will make some kind of an announcement next month in the live finale of his tv show. that's not the usual way to kick off the presidential campaign. trump is not a usual candidate. it's a sure fire way to boost those ratings. >> just what he needs, i'm sure. let's talk about some of the more traditional candidates here, like romney and tim pawlenty. palin and the donald trump what do they think about sarah palin and the donald trump thing that's going on right now? >> everyone thinks that palin and trump are helping right now because they're bringing excitement and attention to the republican party. but there are some people out there, analysts who are already concerned about trump because
trump is talking about maybe running as an independent. now obviously that could split the republican vote, president obama would breeze right back into the white house. so you've got some people starting to say maybe democrats are pushing trump to run and to split up that vote. chris? >> whatever is happening, his numbers are on the rise. cbs's jan crawford in washington this morning. jan, thank you. >> now here's erica. after the cleanup of the deadly tornadoes continues in the south this morning, all eyes are on a new set of storms that could bring more wild weather to parts of the midwest and as residents of north carolina can attest, mother nature has been especially violent this spring. ines ferre is there with the latest on the cleanup there. good morning. good morning, erica. days after the tornadoes tore across the state, many people are just beginning to pick up the pieces from what meteorologists are calling the worst tornado outbreak in nearly 30 years. >> reporter: more than 90
tornadoes, some packing winds up to 165 miles per hour devastated north carolina over the weekend, flattening whole towns, destroying businesses, and killing at least 23 people. >> i've seen a lot of damage over the years but this is the most catastrophic i've seen. >> reporter: president barack obama said north carolina would have full support from the federal government. >> there are certain things we don't cut corners on. one of those is making sure the american family comes together in the face of natural disasters like this one. >> reporter: amid the tragedy, there are stories of miraculous survival. >> i konlt couldn't sleep last night thinking about it. >> reporter: he's one of the lucky ones. >> i saw a big dark cloud in front of us. it was coming towards us. everything turned white. >> reporter: he was outside when an unforgiving twister came roaring through this mobile home park. sadly, three of the neighbors, all children, were killed. >> up there goes a flash.
>> reporter: steven hogue captured this tornado bearing down on him in wilson, north carolina while he was on the phone with his sister. >> there goes the roof off of the house. >> reporter: he narrowly escaped as the tornado rolled right over him. >> yeah. i love you. >> reporter: he, too, was one of the lucky ones. and the feeling among many here is one of perseverance including the family that owns the house right behind me. they were in the basement during the storm. on the second floor, you can see where the children's bedroom used to be. the family says they will rebuild right here in the same spot, erica? >> that ines ferre in raleigh. thanks. >> just the pictures, you see the storm chasers, what they do and how they put their lives on the line like that. i just want to yell into the camera, get away. >> go somewhere safer, please. >> jeff glor has a check of the headlines for us. hey, jeff. >> chris, erica, good morning to you. good morning to you at home.
we have told you about the air traffic controllers accused of falling asleep on the job. this morning, a different case leading to a suspension. he was suspended for watching a movie on a dvd player in a regional center in overland, ohio. a supervisor was also suspended. the controller's microphone inadvertently transferred audio to the movie called "cleaner" to all incoming radios. a pilot told the controller about the problem. policy prohibits the use of portable dvd players and other devices from being used on the floor of the radar room. taito nato par war planes return to the capital and search. in syria this morning, it's reported that security forces opened fire on a peaceful sit-in demonstration. this happened in the city of holmes where anti-government protesters were in a square
there. hundreds of demonstrators left after the gun fire, as you can see. witnesses say one person was killed and others were wounded. tear gas was also used. arizona's governor jan brewer has vetoed two controversial bills passed by the state legislature. one, the so-called birther bill was prompted by disproven claims that president obama wasn't born in the u.s. it would have required presidential candidates to show a long form version of their birth certificate to get on the arizona ballot. the other vetoed bill required guns on campuses. the young woman who accused three duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006 is now charged with murder. crystal mangum reportedly stabbed her boyfriend to death two weeks ago. the 32-year-old has been in jail since april 3 rrd. she was arrested last year for
setting fire to her home after getting into an argument with another boyfriend. mcdonald's is going on a hiring spree starting today. the fast food giant is looking to fill 50,000 jobs nationwide. it's going to keep up with business. and the growing number of 24-hour stores. the jobs available include everything from cashiers to maintenance to managers. the tax deadline has passed and the first family's tax return is in this morning. the obamas' income fell from $5.5 million in 2009 to $1.7 million in 2010 because the president's book sales declined. they paid $453,000 in taxes or about 26% of their gross income. the president and first lady donated $245,000 to charity. legendary marathon runner greta waitz died this morning of cancer in oslo. she won nine new york city
marathons including the first one back in 1978. she won an olympic silver medal in 1964. she was 57 years old. coming up on 7:16 right now, a true running legend. >> one of the best. i want to check in with mare sol castro who has a check of the weather this tuesday morning. busy week already. >> it is already. straight to the maps and show you what's in store for the
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still to come here on "the early show." best-selling author and philanthropist got money from military leaders to build schools in afghanistan and pakistan. how much of the story is a fake. >> serious questions about "three cups of tea" and mortensen's charitable organization. is it doing all it can to help children? we'll look at the latest and what he says about the memoir when we return.
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suspects... after a violent street fight and stabb good morning. it's 7:25. let's look at some headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. police are looking for four suspects after a violent street fight and stabbing in san francisco this morning at 3:30 at larkin and o'farrell. a woman was stabbed twice in the stomach, man in the face and shoulder. they were both taken to the hospital. suspects are at large. native americans are trying to block development on what they say is sacred land in vallejo. they have ordered to take down their tents at glen cove waterfront park. they oppose construction of a parking lot and a bathroom there adjacent to a site that contains burial grounds. today jurors will watch a video prosecutors say is strong evidence against the man accused of ordering the killing of oakland journalist chauncey bailey. yusef bey iv was secretly recorded while in police
getting a couple of calls from the kcbs phone force, traffic is jammed from the 238 merge. got a lot of fog as well if you're coming into san francisco across the golden gate bridge. check that out. no official fog advisory but visibility is very low. and we are seeing a little bit of slow traffic now coming out of downtown san jose just your usual stuff in the northbound lanes of 280. the bay bridge even though the metering lights are on, traffic is backed up to mid deck -- mid lot. kristy has the forecast. >> fog and drizzle and a cloudy start. you can see a lot of gray out there now. but this is not an indication of what you're going to see later. we'll see plenty of sunshine especially in those inland spots where we are going to see highs in the low 70s. a look at the extended forecast, showers wednesday afternoon through thursday morning. friday mostly sunny. saturday a little cloudier. sunday and monday, looking good with mostly sunny skies. and highs in those inland spots in the low 70s. ,,,,,,,,
good morning to you here on a tuesday morning. welcome back to "early show." get up, get out of bed. >> oh. >> one of those days. looking good out there. >> need a piece of toast to keep my hands warm. it's cold in here. >> welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge with erica hill. more controversy over "three cups of tea". >> he's defending his book. that's after "60 minutes" said parts of his book are inaccurate. take a look at the critics and what they're saying. what effect it could have on the charitable efforts that he
five years ago, greg mortens mortensen's gripping and inspirational memoir "three couples of tea" shot up the best sellers list and ince pyred people to give to his charity. "60 minutes" found troubling discrepancie discrepancies. he spoke out yesterday defending his memoir. >> reporter: greg mortensen's "three cups of tea" telling the story of stumbling upon his life's mission, to create the fill than tlopic asian institute
and build schools in afghanistan and pakistan. it became required reading for troops and prompted even president obama to donate to his nonprofit. question, how does the organization spend its money? the effectiveness of its work, and the accuracy of some of the details within his memoirs. >> upon close examination, some of the most touching and harrowing tales in mortensen's books appear to have been greatly exaggerated or made up out of whole cloth. >> i went to be the area to find a place to build a school. i got kidnapped by the taliban for eight days. >> the taliban story was referred to in "three cups of tea" and the follow-up "stones in the schools," with the 1996 photograph with his alleged captors. we managed to locate four men who were there when the photo was taken. two appeared in the picture. all of them insist they're not taliban and greg mortensen was
not kidnapped. in an interview with outside magazine published monday, mortensen defends his work and explains it discrepancies of being the result of condensing events and collaborating with a co-writer saying you have my recollections, the different memories of those involved. you have his writing, and sometimes things come out different. mortensen's publisher, viking press, issued a statement monday saying his work as a humanitarian in afghanistan and pakistan has provided tens of thousands of children with an education. "60 minutes" is a serious news organization and in the wake of their report, viking plans to carefully review the materials with the author. >> the damage is that you fooled people. people believed you, you betrayed them. it's like saying i love you and you don't. >> this has the potential to rattle the publishing world, where editors, publishers, and not to mention readers rely on the honesty of authors.
seth doane, cbs news, new york. joining us is daniel barcoff and an author for "the daily beast" who's written about the fallout of this story. the fallout here is mortenson do duped many people. he's saying a clerical error other than a lapse in judgment. at the end of the day, who has the responsibility to make sure the story is accurate? the author or the publishing company? >> we work in a business where trust is essential. i file something as a journalist, my editors trust me. the publisher can be expected to vet every fact. this guy does a lot of good work. the only thing he hasn't used is
the jon kyl defense where these statements are not to be taken factually. >> if you look at the fallout, what's the effect -- you can imagine the effect on his charity here. but what is the potential ripple effect for other charities and philanthro philanthropies. >> we get down to trust. if people see somebody like greg mortenson who's taken advantage of his position using the charity money to pay for his ads to promote his book, people start to request, is it happening at other charities. is it the case that more money has been spent promoting the business interests of the people running the charities than actually for the important cause of the charities? it could be damaging. people will be more skeptical. but hopefully it will be healthy skepticism and people will be requesti asking questions and wanting to know more about the people they support. >> when did he raise your suspicions? >> last summer when a lot of
people wanted to read "three cups of tea" and his other book, what we were really interested reading at the american institute of philanthropy was not his financial statement which didn't exist until last fall, which is an outrage because we're talking about him raising tens of millions of dollars. and there's no outside accounting of his expenditures and his income? no stating what kind of controls are in place. and it's important. i encourage people to look at the documents. for instance, he talks about scholarships. get ahold of the audit. he spent $54,000 in scholarships. he'd like to think he spent more money on helping the kids in pakistan get educated than he did -- than he does on the book-related cause that the charity incurs. but he spent more money on the
book related cause and helping the kids in pakistan. you can figure it out if you look at the financial statement. it's getting away without having this. >> you should point out in an interview that he did published in "outside" magazine. in january, i paid for my own travel. i thought there were issues. i commissioned my own audit. i hired some folks. lloyd, it's interesting. you pointed out, he has done a lot of good work. some of his critics did the same thing, john krakhauer said we can't forget the good things he's done. at what point do those actions trump the very serious issues. >> i don't think one thing trumps it other. the guy has built schools for girls in afghanistan and pakistan. he brought light on the issue. and at the same time, he put forward a lot of stories of sacred text, as it were, that turned out not to be true. and, you know, human beings are
complicated. so is he. >> what happens now? >> well, i wouldn't like to be greg mortensen. now, he sent in an e-mail to his supporters that he's going in to surgery this week to have a hole in his heart repaired and that he suffers from hypoxia. and he's going to be down for the next several weeks and he'll come back fighting. i think maybe the irs might be taking a look at his asian institute to see what's going on. but i wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now. >> it would be a tough place this morning. daniel, very quickly. can a charity survive this? >> they have a lot to do. he's got a three-person board of directors. he needs to have a lot more accountability and oversight than he has. why is he doing this all himself? why doesn't he get people involved in his o organization oversee these important matters?
>> we'll be watching. appreciate your insight this morning. thank you. >> thank you. just ahead, guidelines for alzheimer's disease. this latest research could potentially lead to a test. could it lead to a better treatment. we'll take a look at that just ahead. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. e easter eggs, and... starter running shoes. ♪ ♪
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new guidelines for alzheimer's disease since 1980, since the '80s arere out this morning. doctors tell us that alzheimer's may affect the brain before we see symptoms. it affected 5.4 million americans and that number is expected to triple by 2050 to as many as 16 million. dr. jennifer ashton is here to tell us what the new guidelines mean. this is an extremely important study. >> we've been expecting this to come from the alzheimer's association and the neurological community for years because the thinking is that alzheimer's disease is where you have a progressive disorder where it exists on a continuum or spectrum of time that people have the disease before it's
apparent. the new guidelines involves three stages -- one called preclinical stage that can occur up to ten years before someone starts to show signs. i'll tell you about that in a minute. mild cognitive impairment, someone is functional but they're starting to show some signs of alzheimer's and full blown dementia. that's really the period, the stage in this disease where people are so impaired in their daily life. >> a disease that worsens over time. what is being done in order to augment it? >> well, the bulk of the research, chris, in alzheimer's disease is really centering on the preclinical case. this is not ready for primetime yet. people can't just go out and ask for their doctors. those patients who are involved in clinical trials are looking for biomarkers, proteins found in the spinal fluid of patients. they're trying to couple that with brain scans and imagining
studies and see how those two things can predict whether a patient will then go to the second stage, mild cognitive impairment. it's like heart disease. test cholesterol, test for diabetes before you have the heart attack. >> learn more about the biomarkers. what do we know about the people who are at risk. >> biggest things, age and family history. older, the risk increases. over the age of 65, the risk doubles. by the age of 85, the population is living longer and longer, the risk is up considerably. that's the big thing, family history. if you have a first degree relative, a parent, a sibling, a child with alzheimer's disease, your risk is greater. >> how can you lower your risk? anything you can do. >> these are common sense. number one, healthy body weight. we know the people who are obese tend to be at risk. what's good for your heart is good for your head. lifestyle changes. protect your brain. there's a history between the association between head trauma
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good morning. we have a couple of problems on 880. one in hayward, one in oakland. southbound 880 approaching hesperian we have an accident. we cannot see it in the camera close to the coliseum. but you can see our usual slower speeds in those northbound lanes. another problem southbound 880 at a street. again this one in hayward, that
one is just cleared to the right shoulder but we are seeing slow traffic in stretches from marina boulevard all the way out towards highway 92. our other slow spot in the south bay, northbound traffic on 280 heading out of downtown san jose, an accident at saratoga just cleared to the right shoulder but it's still backed up from downtown. the bay bridge not too bad. only backed up to mid lot. still even though the metering lights are on. that's your traffic. kristy seifkin has the forecast. >> thank you. we are seeing gray skies and some fog along the coastline also along the bay but we will see some sunshine a little later on today. mostly sunny skies in fact in those inland spots and we are going to warm up nicely as well. taking a look at the extended forecast, you can see highs for today are hitting some low 70s in the inland spots, tomorrow different story, showers starting in the afternoon and continuing through thursday morning. friday mostly sunny skies and a little bit cloudier on saturday. sunday and monday shaping up nicely with highs in the high 60s and low 70s inland.
welcome back to "the early show." it's the top of the hour as we get you ready for your day. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. >> good to see you again. >> nice to be back. >> good to see you again. if you're having trouble tasting your food, you could be losing your sense of smell. this condition a lot more common than you think. people who lose their sense of smell don't get help but they decide to live with it. >> it goes away gradually. you maybe don't realize and maybe don't realize there's treatment out there that can help. but there is. one patient had something done, has noticed a huge improvement. we'll talk about whether or not
this is something you would want to consider. that is just ahead in the healthwatch. jeff glor standing by at the newsdesk with a check of the headlines for you on this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. gasoline prices continue their climb. the nationwide average for a gallon of regular is $3.84 a gallon. average is up 29 cents in the last month and nearly a dollar since last year. another air traffic controller is in trouble. not for sleeping on the job. this time the controller was cis suspended for watching a movie at the regihe regional center. the calls from incoming planes were blocked as a result. he's the eighth controller suspended this year. reports relating to the missing tennessee woman holly bobo now totals $25,000. bobo's brother told police he
saw a man leading his cyster to the woods six days ago. earlier, kevin bromley, a long-time family friend told us the family has not given up hope for bobo's safe return. >> the family is very strong. they have a good community. that is just pouring their heart out for them. their local church not far from where they are is praying for them. >> authorities say no one is being ruled out for the suspect. the wedding is a major security operation. barry peterson is outside of buckingham palace this morning. good morning. >> good morning, jeff. authorities say they'll have 5,000 officers on duty, part of them sending a message that security is going to be tough -- armed police, helicopter surveillance, snipers on roof
topples. >> there will also be mags whose enthusiasm is protecting people by sniffing out bombs. >> he can find a small piece of paper to large bits of explosives. >> reporter: at big events, the british are not afraid to show force as a deterrent. but there's preevent security going on. london papers say police are searching out people who hate the whole idea of royalty, or others still angry over the death of princess di who may seek some kind of revenge. >> they will be looking at people who are known to have an obsession with the royal family, perhaps. they will be even targeting people who they strongly suspect is perhaps planning a terrorist attack. >> royal security has been breached. just last december, the car carrying prince charles and his wife was attacked by students protesting tuition hikes. ironically, the same car will be
used to take kate to westminster abbey. overhead, helicopters will watch it and the rest of the procession. this particular location where there's a potential problem or an issue or you've got ap individual that they've had information about that they want us to look at, we can put that individual or location on screen. there's other royal news this morning. it's kate middleton's coat of arms, good until she gets married. three golden acorns, stands for the three middleton children. on top, a ribbon. an unmarried daughter. and in the middle, a gold stripe, that's a little bit of british sense of humor. the gold is for goldsmith, kate middleton's mother's maiden name. interesting stuff. >> thank you. katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." good morning.
one year after the deep water horizon explosion, how much oil still remains in the gulf of mexico? and what's being done to remove it? we'll have the special reports from the region tonight only on the "cbs evening news." now back to the early show. now back over to chris and erica. interesting on the coat of arms thing there with the gold. >> fascinating. >> we should come up with an early show coat of arms. >> there you go. >> on the sleeves. >> we commissioned you. >> project for jeff. >> thank you, jeff. >> lots to talk about nationwide with the weather. castro with the weather wall this morning, marisol.
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many americans deal with it rather than seeking treatment. what a difference treatment can make. an ear, nose, and throat specialist is here with us this morning along with jennifer rhodes, a patient who lost her sense of smell and decided to get help. good to have both of you with us. >> thank you. >> give us an idea. many as half of americans will lose their sense of smell. at some point, even if it doesn't last. why do people not look for treatment? it affects everything, your taste -- >> most of the time, people don't realize it because it happens gradually. we have two organs, two nerves that allow us to smell. so if you can smell on one side and that gets you to a certain point, it's not until you lose the nerve on the other side in which you realize that you can't smell at all. >> that people start to realize -- jennifer, what was it like for you? were you to a point where you had no sense of smell? >> it was -- yes, there was no sense of smell. and when i lost my sense of smell, i also couldn't taste things as well either. >> so what made you decide that
maybe there is some hope. maybe i can do something about it. >> speaking with dr. liberatore, we had done everything noninvasive, nonsurgical before we decided on surgery. that was the last, you know, decision. >> and the surgery was pretty quick. >> it was very quick. i was -- i went in on a thursday and i was back to work on monday. >> what happened after the surgery? how long did it take for your smell to come back? >> it was instant. when i got home, i had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. it's the most amazing one i ever had. >> who knew peanut butter and jelly taste sod good, right? >> exactly. >> you went through a bunch before you got to that point. a noninvasive surgery, are there other things people can try? >> the most important thing is to try to find a reason. this is one of the causes, one of the more common conditions i
treat which is patients can't smell because their nose is congested, they have allergies, they have polyps in their nose. the odors of the molecules can't get to the organ of smell. so i think the most important thing is figuring out what are the problems first. >> those are the main problems, congestion, allergies, viral infections, a cold. you could have had injured your head, head trauma. that's a common cause. the nasal condition. >> could it be environmental? >> sure, anything which you breathe in which can then irritate the -- those nerves in the roof of the nose can cause a decrease in smell. so there's certain occupations that we know are definitely a problem. >> construction. >> construction, people who work with leather, work in formaldehyde, anything breathing in toxins, cleaning people who work with toxic cleaning problems. that's a common problem. >> once you identify the cause,
that's when you talk about treatment. i would imagine eliminating some of the triggers is a good idea. >> exactly. just sometimes using simple salt water solution, telling the patient when you get home from work, try to irrigate your nose with a netty pot or a saline solution or wear a mask or make sure you have proper ventilation. hair colorists, people who color hair, they're often not in a situation where they're getting good vent liilation. >> if someone decides surgery is what they need, this came back for you, this is outpatient? >> outpatient. the not painful. the patient doesn't look different. >> is it more common? turning to surgery before? >> we have minimally invasive techniques so the surgery doesn't seem as prok lem blemat getting back to work and the postop pain is less. patients are less scared. more information for patients to
have about the surgery so there aren't misconceptions about the way it was. >> you're happy with it. people say this is not the route i want to go. if you don't treat the loss of sense of smell, could it become permanent? >> i find that the longer the patient has not had a sense of smell, the less favorable their recovery is. so if somebody's had years and year of polyps and infections, trauma -- or there's trauma to that sense of smell, there's a less favorable chance of recovery. >> if you have an issue, get in there now is the headline. thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. just ahead, you sent in your taxes. maybe a check along with it. now, the question is what do you do with all of those documents you had to go over in the last couple of months. learn what you can keep and what you can shred on "the early show" on cbs.
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now that we filed our tax returns, we can shred what, exactly. here to tell us, the author of "the real cost of living," carmen, good to see you. >> good morning. a collective sigh of relief for people across the nation who got it to the post office in time and were able to mail everything out. but now that you have this pile of paperwork remaining at your desk, what can you do? can you get rid of it all? >> you don't want to get rid of anything that you just filed. you need to keep everything for a minimum of three years. you keep the filing paperwork itself, you fill out for the irs. keep your income statements, your w-2s and 1099s. and also anything that supports the credits and deductions that
you have taken. that's receipts, end of the year statements on iras that you contributed to. investment accounts and losses thaw you may have had. but also if you bought or sold a home and any medical or dental expenses that you used to file for a deduction. >> people are saying to themselves, why three years? what's the -- >> this is according to the irs. they say you have to have it for three years just in case you get audited. they come back and talk to you. but especially if you have cash income. a lot of cash income. if you're a free lancer, you own a small business. i recommend you keeping that information for at least six years. >> what's the best way to store this stuff? >> the best thing -- a lot of us have too much paper. it's everywhere. you can scan the important documents. i don't want you keeping them just on your hard drive on your computer. if anything happens, even if you have a backup file to your hard drive to your home, that information is gone. store it on "a cloud," we love clouds, cloud computing. it's a great place to be.
because here's the thing -- nobody can get to that. it's basically a third-party server. mow si.com or google docs where you save the information there and it's a monthly service where you sign up and pay for backup on another server. so if anything happens to your computer, your home, everything exists some place else. >> the first time i got my taxes, he gave them to me on a disk for the first time. i'm used to a portfolio hard cover. i had the -- >> terrific. put it in there, save it, put it on the cloud. >> talk about shredding documents? what is safe to shred. >> recommend not shredding for three years, six years, if you own a company. anything beyond that, get rid of it. >> once you get to the three-year mark, you have a cabinet full of tax returns. >> beyond that, if you owed a lot of money, if you're a cash business, i would keep it for six years. shred beyond that. >> refunds.
that's part of the taxes, people getting rep funds. three-quarters of americans do get a refund. what's the average refund. >> i would love for the number to go down. i don't want three-quarters of america to get a refund. that average refund is $3,000. it's a lot of money. here's the thing -- think of it this way, the average is $3,000. wouldn't you rather have another $250 in your paycheck every month? that's a lot of money. that's money that could be working for you. so what you're doing is you're letting the irs save money for you. it's not work argue for you. they're holding on to it. have that money in your paycheck. >> that philosophy getting that once a year sound money check. or like you said -- >> it's your money. it's not found money. it's your money. >> it's good when you get that return, but like you said, it could have been working for you all year. >> what you have to do is you have to change the withholding on the w-4. the first step in doing that. it's a great time to do it. all of the information is in
front of you. the paperwork, i hope. go to governor.gov. it will spit out the number for you that you should have on your w-4. go back to your employer, change the w-4. the point is not to owe but to get back a lot less of a refund. >> it's a good time now that you've had a chance to spend some time with your accountants to reassess some of your tax havens and your charitable contributions in the year now moving forward. >> right, exactly. you see what the process is like. how was it for you. was it hectic, crazy? here's the thing. now you know what you need to save and file. have those during the year for the receipts and you'll be all set next year. >> thank you very much. good to see you. great advice. still ahead, a man creates a cross word puzzle to help his girlfriend to marry him. we're going to meet the happy couple when we come back. this is "the early show." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
morning scuffle in san district. it is 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. >> a violent early-morning scuffle in san francisco's tenderloin district. two victims one male and one female each stabbed twice following a fight involving up to 10 people. the male suffered wounds to the face and shoulder. the female was stabbed in the stomach. police are looking for four suspects. doctors will keep injured giants fan bryan stow sedated for another week at least. they had hoped to ease him out of a coma this past weekend but stow continued to have seizures. one positive sign though, those stow's family says he is showing brain activity. and there is a good chance caltrain will keep stations open and the trains running. board members say they have a plan to keep it alive for another year although passengers may have to pay more to ride. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us.
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southbound side. easy ride now down to 92. we also had an earlier accident northbound 280 approaching saratoga. that is now completely out of lanes. traffic is moving better now out of downtown san jose. obviously a lot of fog out there this morning. no official fog advisories but very foggy across the deck of the golden gate bridge. hard to tell where the shot was. and westbound 237 just kind of your usual slow stuff heading out towards silicon valley. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's kristy. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. we do have a lot of fog out there right now at the coast and the bay shores today. but some of our inland spots will see plenty of sunshine. in fact, mostly sunny skies. as we take a look at the extended forecast, though, the weather is going to change today. we are enjoying those highs in the high 60s and low 70s but wednesday, showers in the afternoon through thursday morning. friday mostly sunny skies. saturday a little bit cloudier, sunday looking good with highs in the high 60s and low 70s.
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and welcome back to "the early show." bottom of the hour. chris wragge here in new york, jeff glor, marisol castro. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> we like to take some trips. great spots around this great country to go see if you haven't had a chance yet. >> how about niagara falls. >> your neck of the woods. >> i will take you guys, absolutely. >> mt. rushmore. >> love it. >> look at those trees. >> sequoyas? >> awesome. >> as old as 2700 years old. and of course the washington monument.
the travel magazine has put out a list of the most impressive. coming up, the plans to visit all of them. travel & leisure. >> i would like to propose we do that this summer. take the show on the road. >> seriously, we could hit spot after spot. we'll see after this segment you can see if you like these spots. >> plan our route for the show. just ahead as well, a true love story told across and down. a virginia man wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a special way. she's a cross word fanatic, though. of course he called the "washington post" and said, hey, make me a puzzle. >> just like that? >> just like that. >> it's the beginning of quite a story. we're going to be here to tell us how they solved that and what her answer was. >> that's a great story.
thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's erica. >> mari, thanks. an 18-letter phrase meaning a perfect marriage proposal. a cross word puzzle filled in the blank very nicely for one couple in alexandria, virginia. >> when cory newman decided to propose to his girlfriend, epstein, he knew he had to be creative. he hatched a plan. >> i came one the idea to do a cross word puzle with the answers being the proposal. >> corey, admittingly, more of a
sudoku guy, plotted with the editor for months to pull him off. >> it was important for me for him to tell me anything he could about her so i would have material to put in the puzzle to make it special for her. >> the cross word went to print in the past weekend's paper. >> newspapers? >> unable to wait any longer, corey frantically scoured the city for an early sunday edition that would have the puzzle. when no shops had them. he resorted to swiping one off of the sidewalk. once back home with a hidden camera set up to capture it all, marlowe could be seen cuddling up with corey to work on the puzzle. it's all up to her to follow the clues. it first seemed like a string of bizarre coincidences. 37 across, shakespeare in love, the answer, marlowe. casablanca screen writer, julius or phillip. the answer, epstein. >> okay, i'm losing my mind. finally, on 51 across, she
realized it was something special, the clue, words with a certain ring to them? >> will you marry me? >> with that, corey just needed one more answer from marlowe. >> will you marry me? joining us now is the happy couple, corey newman and marlowe epstein. congratulations, good morning. you know what's great, watching the two of you watch that video and relive that moment. you're both so excited about it. are you still kind of processing this, marlowe? that he went through the trouble to get "the washington post" to put together a proposal for you? >> i'm still not completely sure how he pulled it off. that's the one thing everyone's been asking. i -- it really is a grand gesture. it was really sweet. and it all happened so quickly. all of a sudden we're here. and it's sort of sinking in. >> yes.
>> how did you pull it off? >> luck? >> when i came one the idea, i started asking around to people, what do you think the possibility of something like this coming to fruition. everybody told me i was crazy. it was incentive for me to make it happen. i started e-mailing people at the post. anybody whose e-mail address i could find at the website. they kept passing me along and i stumbled across bob. he seemed interested. it made the whole thing happen. but without bob, this wouldn't have worked. >> never would have happened? what was that process like? you moved in together in, right? >> right. >> you'd been together for a year at that point. >> february, march. >> it's in the grand scheme of things. were you expecting that? >> no. because when i got in touch with him, he told me that the earliest would be in july. throughout the entire process, they changed on a daily basis. so he told me it could be a lot sooner, i said great. >> were you ready?
>> before i talked to bob, i had the ring. i was ready. >> you were ready to go. >> did you no this was going to come up? that there was going to be a proposal. >> i knew. we talked about getting married. we knew really from when we got together that this was it. but i had -- i really did not see this coming at all. i just -- it was so unique and so interesting and it was just -- it's really special and it's kind of nice that everyone else thinks it's special too. >> absolutely. you asked dad for permission. how crazy is all of a sudden you see he's got the video of it. >> oh, my gosh, well, the first thing i thought was oh, my goodness. i'm in my pajamas. and -- >> and so i didn't really see it until it was out in public and i was surprised. but i -- i guess -- it was okay.
>> it's a nice thing to have, actually. what was the thinking behind the video? >> that was the "post's" idea. i didn't want to do it. i was fearful for my safety. you don't videotape a woman in the morning. >> you are a wise man. you're so ready to get married. >> i felt weird about doing that without telling her. i couldn't ask her, can i secretly videotape you and i can't tell you why. i battled with myself back and forth. i said i can do this, and if she loves it, great, we can use it for the kids and everybody else in the family. if she hates it, we'll delete it and nothing will ever happen. i decided at the last minute to go with it. >> it worked out the well. >> have you had time processing all of this getting a million phone calls and thinking about the weathft wedding at all. have you thought about what you would do for your wedding? >> we've gone back and forth. we thought about getting married next february because that would be the blizaversariy.
>> you guys got snowed in by a blizzard and a pretty meaningful date for you guys. a cross word theme. black and white as your colors. >> funny. a great idea. >> call me later. this is still probably a little early. >> it is. it was. >> it's great. enjoy this time. you have a great story. thanks for sharing it for us. best of luck. >> thank you. >> now here's chris. thank you very much. honeymoon spots out there if you're looking to get engaged or married. india has the taj mahal, but some of the most beautiful landmarks are here in the usa. travel & leisure have put together the greatest american monuments. sarah spagnolo is here. we lose sight of how we have the great spots here in the stalts. how did you come up with the list? >> we looked for places that were accessible and affordable. we want add geographic mix.
we wanted places that a lot of people knew about and lesser known gems. so i'mt.mo rushmore. >> south dakota in the southwesterly black hills. in honor of four of america's favorite and influential presidents. jefferson, washington, lincoln, and theodore roosevelt. the faces are 60 feet high. the park is 1,278 acres. an iconic destination, great place to bring a family. what a great way to learn about american history. >> best time to visit? >> oh crowd in the summer? we recommend arriving in the winter, beautiful covered in snow or at night, at 9:00 p.m., the park rangers illuminate the faces. a beautiful sentimental moment and a great time to visit. >> if you haven't seen it after 9:00, it's beautiful when they illuminate it. the grand forest. the sequoia trees in california.
some of the trees are 26 stories. >> the giant forest is located in sequoia and king's canyon national park south of yosemite. it's home to some of the largest trees, including the largest tree, general sherman tree, 52,000 cubic feet. as i said, there are other trees as tall as 26 stories, wide as an entire city block. you can stay in the park itself. there are four lodges and 14 campgrounds. so a great way to get close to nature. a wonderful summertime destination. absolutely affordable. and another great place for the family. >> the parks here in the u.s. are so great. many people tap our resources. new orleans, the garden district in new orleans. >> when you think about the beautiful colorf fuful ant bell mansions in new orleans, you're thinking of the garden district. it wasn't affected by hurricane katrina because it was higher up. you can tour them on the st. charles avenue streetcar which goes around the northern part of the neighborhood. it's a celebrity hot spot.
sandra bullock lives there, drew brees lives there. wonderful destination. more affordable than other large cities in the united states. you can stay in a hotel there for less than $200 a night. a great place to consider where to go. >> niagara falls. talking about it a couple of minutes ago, jeff glor is from up in that area. the quintessential honeymoon destination. is it being for honeymooners? >> not as popular as it used to be. who doesn't love wonderful 157-foot water falls. it's made of three, on the border of the u.s. and canada. the american falls in the u.s., and the horseshoe falls, the beautiful one on the canadian side. you the explore them both on the maid of the mist fairy ride which is $13.50 for a ticket for an adult. you get a blue pancho. up close and personal. the gorge itself is as deep as the water falls is high. so there's so much to see and a wonderful destination in upstate new york.
>> went over the falls in a barrel in 1961 and survived. >> and it's been a destination every since. >> the wave. >> it's in arizona, four hours from flagstaff airport and four hours from las vegas. it's remote. you have to drive four hours and a three-hour hike. you'll have to get a permit from the bureau of land management. go to blm.gov for more information. those were made 190 million years ago. >> amazing. talk about great pictures. the east coast, the portland lighthouse in maine. >> familiar with the portland lighthouse in elizabeth. it's a 92-foot -- 92 feet tall. located on the southwestern corner of the harbor. you can picnic there or take a tour up to the top. i think it's 300 tickets. first come, first serve. we recommend you arrive early or go before memorial day or after labor day. >> maine is so beautiful in the summertime.
the washington monument. a no-brainer. >> how could we not include it. 550 feet in the shape of an egyptian onl obelisk, in honor f our first president. it's $1.50 per ticket and explore sunrise, sunset, or the fourth of july when the skies are illuminated with fireworks. >> so many great things to do. not just these locations but great things in the area as well. for more on the greatest american hon monuments, go to our website. it's almost vacation time. now here is erica. >> chris, thanks. ed am rapoport is here to say forget everything you know about making pasta. the brand new editor in chief has devoted the first issue of "bon appetit" to everything italian. that's welcome to those on "the early show." the sub headline would be, we've
been doing it wrong all these years. >> hate to break it to you. yes. makes it pasta. dump it on top. you want to do for the professional tests. make it in a pan. kind of incorporate the sauce with the pasta. >> so the key to your pasta is kind of starting with the sauce and begin -- it's in a pan. >> in a pan. >> not in a pot. >> you want to get the oil going, garlic. >> garlic, olive oil. >> and we're using fresh peas. you can use wild tomatoes, mushrooms. >> anything. >> the olive oil, garlic, chowder, onion, then maybe the vegetab vegetable. >> salt. >> salt the water more than you think. like a small handful. >> like this. >> that's good. >> perfect. >> that's what's going to give the pasta the flavor. if you don't season the water, the pasta is -- >> doesn't work to season the pasta afterwards.
>> you just are going to add more salt. throw it in if you could. going to do this little guy. they go flying everywhere. >> great. >> you want to create the sauce here. create this -- the big key is after you get the pasta going, it will be cooking for a few minutes. we'll take up coffee mugs. >> yeah. >> dip it in the pasta water. take the pasta water. we have some reserve here from before. the magic of tv. and pour it in here. >> you want to use the pasta water in your sauce. even if you're making a tomato sauce. >> doesn't matter. it's the flavor. >> a starchy, salty water so it will bind the salt. i want to use a fair amount. you need to cook the peas. fresh peas are going to be more than frozen ones. cook them through. got the water going. and. >> and you want to undercook the pasta a little bit. >> you want to undercook it by a minute or two. finish cooking the pasta in the
pan itself. >> a little al dente. a little chewy. >> how done you want your pasta? >> keep it in mind. >> cook for another couple of minutes in the pan. you want it to be coated and glossy as opposed to dumping the sauce on top. >> you want them to mix together to one dish. >> yeah. if you have a salad. don't you hate it. you go to restaurants, they drizzle the dressing on top. you want it glossy. so anyways, you'll be tossing the pasta like this. it will be a little hotter. embrace the heat, do it fast. and then once you -- the next restaurant trick. i hate to tell you this. they always use butter. they always use butter. finish with a little butter. >> makes it taste good. >> glossiness and sheen. >> binds it together as well. >> binds it together. >> and then as we go, we're cooking. we're letting it melt.
this could be a little hotter. but it's okay. >> sometimes the burners are a little off, sorry. >> it's all right. the other thing people typically you bring the pasta to the table put the cheese on before it comes to the table. >> in the pan we put the cheese? >> i don't like to do it in the pan. what happens then is all the cheese sticks to the bottom of the pan and there's a mess to clean. also we're going to throw fresh mint in towards the end. the primavera style.end. when you're using fresh herbs like this you don't want to put them in at the beginning. you want them fresh. >> another important tip. >> toward the end of the cooking process. >> a lot of people probably like a fresh basil in there, a little oregano. >> you want the sauce wetter than you think. like the pasta is going to absorb the water. then when we add the cheese, the cheese is going to absorb a lot of the water. i'm going to put this somewhere. >> somewhere where it won't burn. >> we're going to add a lot of the cheese. >> i'm getting my fork ready. >> you're adding the cheese afterwards. >> what you want to do -- >> and then we toss it. >> then you've got to toss it.
>> you need the tongs. >> they're kind of like the extension of your hand without burning. so you're tossing the cheese in with this. now, listen you can always -- you definitely want to add cheese at the table. but -- >> in case people want more. >> and they always do. this kind of, it's that kind of incorporates the sauce, binds it together, makes it nice and creamy. >> okay, i've got to go with this here. >> this is the same technique you would use for pom dooro, wild mushrooms, you could add like thyme or something, with the tomatoes you add fresh basil. >> i'm going to borrow this. >> you do what you've got to do. >> i have to taste it quickly, then we have to take a quick break, then we'll continue eating. the dish, why do you want it in a large, wide dish? what's the benefit? >> in terms of bringing it to the table, oh, boy -- >> yum. >> again, cook it in a pan, sort of coat the pasta, absorb the flavor, make it look beautiful. >> embraces butter. >> don't ever dump the pasta and put the sauce on top.
it should be one and the same. it should be married. >> it's delicious. >> thank you very much. >> i'm looking forward to eating some more. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> on the new gig. check it out. it's on newsstands today. >> or bonappetite.com. >> or on our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. you can find more "early" show right here. stay with us. yo wat you can find more "early show" right here. stay with us. you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
i think this is a fine start to the day. >> it is. >> it works for breakfast or lunch. >> a little macaroni. >> we got the pasta, and the spoon thing going on here. >> what's the biggest -- what's the biggest misconception about italian food, do you think? >> that its all the same. it's regional. what you get in the north is very different. you get the butter and cream
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